Bindura Universty of Science Education
MottoPromoting Science for Human Development
EstablishedMarch 26, 1996 (1996-03-26)
ChancellorEmmerson Mnangagwa
Vice-ChancellorEddie Mwenje
LocationBindura
Websitewww.buse.ac.zw

Bindura University of Science Education is a Zimbabwean university which offers courses in science education, commerce and computer science.The main campus is located 5 km from Bindura town centre, with a separate campus which houses the department of computer science.


History

The origins of the University of Bindura can be traced to the Zimbabwe-Cuba Teacher Training Programme, which started in the mid-1980s. The programme used to send Zimbabwean student teachers to Cuba for training in Science Education.

The programme was relocated to Zimbabwe in 1995 for economic reasons. A decision was made to set up a college in Bindura under the auspices of the University of Zimbabwe, but which would be turned into a full-fledged university within a period of two to four years. The college admitted its first group of 125 students in March 1996.

An act of parliament, the Bindura University of Science Education Act, was passed in February 2000 conferring university status to the College. The first graduation ceremony was held in 2003 where the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of the university were installed as well as capping a group of 140 graduands.

Vice Chancellors

  • Professor Cowdeng Chikomba 1996-2002 (Pro-Vice Chancellor)late
  • Professor Sam Abel Tswana 2002 - 2008(late)
  • Professor Eddie Mwenje 2010–present